Book Review: The Slow Regard of Silent Things

The Slow Regard of Silent Things
The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is such a beautifully weird book! In this novella (part of the KingKiller Chronicles), we follow Auri through a week in the tunnels of the Underthing, as she sets her vast home to rights, fixes leaky pipes so that no one comes down to repair them, and scrounges for food and necessities. She explores the tunnels and passages of the Underthing, discovering new rooms and hallways, and even ventures on to the Top of Things.

This is not a book for everyone. It’s very strange. It doesn’t follow a regular plot or have conflict or character development. But its sweetness is in the glimpses of brightness and dark, the silly wisdom of a girl hiding from the world and embracing it at the same time. Auri’s little story is charming and haunting and wild! Continue reading

Book Review: The Wise Man’s Fear

The Wise Man's Fear
The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man.”

So begins the tale of a hero told from his own point of view- a story unequaled in fantasy literature. Now in The Wise Man’s Fear, Day Two of The Kingkiller Chronicle, Kvothe takes his first steps on the path of the hero and learns how difficult life can be when a man becomes a legend in his own time. – GoodReads

There are no words to describe my experience with this book. There were parts that I hated, but there were far many more parts that I fell in love with! The writing is so brilliant that I forgot that it was writing. The story is so engrossing that I forgot it was only a story. The characters are so near to my heart that I forgot they are just characters. It became real for me, and that is probably why I hated and loved it and was fascinated with every page. Every word in each sentence spoke to me in some way, whether good or bad, pleasant or upsetting. Continue reading

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